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International Student Orientation Schedule

All sessions are required. Please attend your respective orientation days and plan meals accordingly.

Note: Schedules are always subject to change. Please check your email and this website for the most up-to-date information!


WEEK AT A GLANCE

Graduate Students

Monday, August 12: Graduate/Professional Student Check-In

  • You will be assigned a check-in time and location. Sessions will be held throughout the day.

ISSS will present at each graduate school’s orientation.

  • Divinity School: Thursday, August 15th, 3pm to 4pm
  • Law School: Friday, August 16th, 12:15pm to 1:45pm
  • Graduate School: Monday, August 19th, 1pm to 2:30pm/2:30pm to 4pm (assigned)
  • Peabody: Tuesday, August 20th, 1pm to 2:30pm

Undergraduate Students

The following is an abbreviated schedule for International Student Orientation 2019. The complete schedule will be posted closer to August.

Tuesday, August 13th: Undergraduate Move-in 

  • 8am to Midnight: Undergraduate Move-in at The Commons Center
  • 6:30 – 8pm: Dinner and Game Night Social

Wednesday, August 14th

  • 7:30 – 9am: Breakfast available
  • 8 – 9am: Undergraduate Check-In Sessions (as assigned)
  • 9am – 12pm: Orientation Sessions
  • 12pm – 1pm: Lunch with iLEAD Mentors
  • 1pm – 2pm: Transitioning to Vanderbilt (for students transferring from another institution in the U.S.)
  • 2pm – 5pm: Assigned check-ins with Student Health Center (if needed)
  • 3pm – 5pm: Undergraduate Check-In Sessions (as assigned)
  • 6pm – 8pm: Dinner with iLEAD Mentors

Thursday, August 15th

  • 7:30 – 9am: Breakfast available
  • 8 – 9am: Undergraduate Check-In Sessions (as assigned)
  • 8:30am – 12pm: Orientation Sessions
  • 12pm – 1pm: Lunch and Learn
  • 2pm – 5pm: Assigned check-ins with Student Health Center (if needed)
  • 3pm – 5pm: Undergraduate Check-In Sessions (as assigned)
  • 5:30 pm- 7pm: Welcome Reception for Undergraduates at the Dean of the Ingram Commons Residence
  • 6:30 – 8pm: International Student Hangout with student VUceptors at The Commons Center

Friday, August 16th

  • 7:30 – 9am: Breakfast available
  • 8 – 9am: Undergraduate Check-In Sessions (as assigned)
  • 8:30am – 12pm: Orientation Sessions
  • 12pm – 1pm: Lunch and Learn
  • 1 – 2pm: Orientation Sessions
  • 2pm – 5pm: Assigned check-ins with Student Health Center (if needed)
  • 3pm – 5pm: Undergraduate Check-In Sessions (as assigned)
  • 2:15pm – 5pm: Shopping Shuttles to Wal-Mart with iLEAD Mentors

Saturday, August 17th

  • 8am – 9am: Breakfast with iLEAD Mentors
  • 9am – 11:30am: Explore your Campus & Community with iLEAD Mentors (optional)
  • 12pm – 1:30pm: Lunch with student VUceptors